STRACHAN, JOHN [SSNE 5606]

Surname
STRACHAN, STRACHEN
First name
JOHN
Nationality
SCOT

Text source

In 1602 John Strachen, presumably a merchant of Cracow, appeared before the Court there to appoint Thomas Dixon to be his representative as he headed off to Leipsig on "difficult private business".

A John Strachan from Aberdeen was admitted burgess of Cracow in 1617. This likely the same man; the former reference may date from a time before he became a burgess.

Sources: A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793 (Edinburgh, 1915), p.75; Peter Paul Bajer, Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 16th-18th Centuries (Leiden, 2012), p.118, n.2.

Service record

POLAND, CRACOW
Arrived 1602-01-01, as MERCHANT
Departed 1617-12-31, as BURGESS
Capacity BURGESS, purpose MERCANTILE